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How to Use View Filters for Other View Types in Revit

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By Chris Perry, CADSoft Consulting Color schemes are a great visual tool in views to highlight or callout specific criteria of information in the view, generally used in plan-type views.   But, color schemes are based on parameters of room, space, zone, duct, pipe and area categories.  If a “color scheme” is needed for information other than listed, you can ... Read More »

Lynn Allen’s Top 5 AutoCAD Tips for Government Users

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A few weeks ago Autodesk evangelist and Cadalyst contributor, Lynn Allen, joined our partners DLT Solutions and CADD Microsystems for a government seminar in Washington, D.C. In addition to sharing her insights on future design trends, Lynn also presented her ever-popular AutoCAD Tips and Tricks. We caught up with Lynn afterwards for a quick chat and asked her: “What are ... Read More »

Civil 3D DWG File Size To Big? Try These Steps

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By  Ron Couillard, CADSoft Consulting Have you ever seen a drawing file you created with Civil 3D balloon in file size? Has this caused performance to take a nose dive? The following steps should help you get some improvement on getting smaller file size, and hopefully better performance: 1. Run an audit. An audit will detect errors and allow you ... Read More »

Type Faster and Work More Efficiently with Revit and Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts

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Who doesn’t want to do things faster and more easily? Well, if you’re a Revit or Inventor user, check out the newly released keyboard shortcut guides. With over 100 shortcuts, you can annotate, analyze, search, view, add contextual elements, and more, in one easy keyboard shortcut. View them below (you can also download PDFs): Revit Keyboard Shortcuts Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts Below is an ... Read More »

Autodesk A360 Users – Get Support with Project Accelerator

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Do you use Autodesk A360 Team to collaborate in the cloud from any device? Looking to get more out of your investment? If so you may be interested in joining A360 Project Accelerator. A360 Project Accelerator has been set up by Autodesk to support organizations of all sizes looking to improve how their design and engineering centric teams work together. Offering mentoring, advice ... Read More »

How to Convert Intersections to Roundabouts in Seconds

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This June, Autodesk launched a new release of its flagship preliminary design software tool for AEC professionals, InfraWorks 360 (we profiled all the great new features in our earlier blog: 4 Exciting Features In The New Release Of InfraWorks 360). One of the biggest changes with this release is the ability to convert regular old intersections into roundabouts with only a few clicks. Why ... Read More »

How to Turn 2D Flat Geometry into 3D in AutoCAD

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By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Engineering Design Solutions Have you ever contacted a vendor requesting a 3D model of their product and you only received a 2D drawing of it? I will even bet the drawing you received had limited amount of information on it as well. So what steps did you take to convert their 2D drawing over to 3D? Granted ... Read More »

Getting to Know the New AutoCAD 2016 Start Tab

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By Isaac Harper, CADSoft Consulting Well AutoCAD 2016 is out and loaded with a bunch of new features, and once again I will be covering a lot of them in my up-coming blogs and community sites. Although, this is a great way for or clients to be aware of what is out there, it still makes me wonder how many ... Read More »

7 Time-Saving AutoCAD Tips for Mac

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By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space This AutoCAD Tips and Tricks roundup covers filleting parallel lines, using AutoCAD on your Mac with the native Mac UI, saving time with Dynamic UCS, and mesh modeling for quick and easy design. All of these tips focus on improvements made in AutoCAD 2010 and later. Architects, engineers, product designers, and any AutoCAD user—especially those with ... Read More »

4 Steps to Reduce your Civil 3D DWG File Size

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By Ron Couillard, CADSoft Consulting Have you ever seen a drawing file you created with Civil 3D balloon in file size? Has this caused performance to take a nose dive? The following steps should help you get some improvement on getting smaller file size, and hopefully better performance: 1. Run an audit. An audit will detect errors and allow you ... Read More »

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